Radio Free D'ni

A Bad Year for Good Music pt. IV

This Sunday it is all about George Martin, legendary producer and studio boss, who died in 2016. One of the most successful producers ever, with #1 hits through three consecutive decades (one of only three producers to have managed that), he had a long career, famously producing The Beatles in the 1960s, among many others.

See you in the Cavern,

Malaclypse

67 Unexpected Instrumentals

The show was mainly about instrumentals that had been made by vocal bands, with a few others that were unexpected in other ways.

The preshow was all tracks that missed out on being in the main show, because they were’nt unexpected enough or because we’d played them recently.  The version of Soul Sscrifice from Woodstock contains the best drum solo that Mike Shrieve ever recorded, which must have been a bit of an albatross for his subsequent career – he was just 19 at the time.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 1966
Mongonucleosis Chicago Chicago VII 1974
Crazy Boogie Crazy Cavan Crazy Rhythm 1975
Samba Pa Ti Santana Abraxas 1970
Boogie Woogie Runner Vince Weber The Boogie Man 1973
Boogie Woodie The Beach Boys Surfer Girl 1963
Catfish Stroll The Catfish Blackjack 1992
Soul Sacrifice (Live from Woodstock) Santana Santana (30th Anniversary edition) 1969
Sabre Dance ’94 Dave Edmunds Plugged In 1994

The Show

Poorboy Shuffle Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy and the Poor Boys 1970
Flying The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour 1967
Love Theme from Kiss Kiss Kiss 1974
L’Auberge Du Sanglier / A Hunting We Shall Go / Pengola / Backwards / A Hunting We Shall Go (Reprise) Caravan For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night 1973
2120 South Michigan Avenue The Rolling Stones Around and Around 1964
Apologies To Pearly ZZ Top Rio Grande Mud 1972
YYZ Rush Moving Pictures 1981
 The Ox The Who My Generation 1965
Albatross Fleetwood Mac single 1968
Denny’s Drums The Beach Boys Shut Down Vol. 2 1964
Chase the Ace AC/DC Who Made Who 1986
Rondo The Nice The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack 1967
Farandole Love Sculpture Forms and Feelings 1970
Journey Of The Sorcerer Eagles One Of These Nights 1975
Side o’the Road Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy and the Poor Boys 1970
Music For Gong Gong Osibisa Osibisa 1971
Stranger In Nevada Matchbox Midnite Dynamos 1981
In A Black Box Ian Anderson Divinities: Twelve Dances With God 1995
Robbery With Violins Steeleye Span Parcel of Rogues 1973
Goin’ Back Home John Fogerty Eye Of The Zombie 1986
Debut Colosseum Morituri te Salutant / Those Who Are About To Die Salute You 1969
Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra) Iron Maiden Powerslave 1984
Green Onions Booker T. and the M.G.’s Green Onions 1962
 How Dare You 10cc How Dare You! 1976
Moby Dick Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II 1969
Rat Salad (Instrumental) Black Sabbath Paranoid 1970

Postshow

D.T. AC/DC Who Made Who 1986
Dodgy Bastards Steeleye Span Dodgy Bastards 2016
Interstellar Overdrive Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 1967
Blues Helping Love Sculpture Blues Helping 1968

Unexpected Instrumentals

On May 14th, we will present Unexpected Instrumentals, being a selection of instrumental pieces by bands which are not renowned for doing them, or which are so different from what the bands are known for that it really is quite unexpected. Might be a few surprises in there 🙂

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

66 Songs That Get Under Your Skin

This was an idea I’d been working on for a while, with alternative titles such as ‘Songs I can’t sing’ – because I can’t get through them without choking up.  Eventually we made it to air, but to remember (slightly too late) that May 1st is a holiday throughout Europe and most of our audience could well be in their garden having a barbecue…  Even so we had up to 23 listeners with 17 most of the time, which is very pleasing.

Pre and post-show were thrown together at the last minute from things that had not quite made it into recent shows.

This show was surprisingly hard to present.  As the last track in the postshow says, one of these days I’ll get an early night…

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
I Robot The Alan Parsons Project I Robot 1977
Eve Of The War Richard Burton/Justin Hayward Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds 1978
The Three Fates: Emerson, Like & Palmer Emerson, Like & Palmer 1970
Time Marches On John Scofield Blue Matter 1987

The Show

Indian Reservation John D. Loudermilk The Open Mind of John D. Loudermilk 1969
Cherry Pie Sade Lovers Live 2002
Sunshine Reggae Laid Back Keep Smiling 1983
My Feet Are Set For Dancing Fairport Convention Gladys’ Leap 1985
The Hiring Fair Fairport Convention Gladys’ Leap 1985
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V) Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
Fantasia Lindum – Celestial Light Amazing Blondel Fantasia Lindum 1971
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX) Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
Albion Heart The Albion Band The Guv’nor’s Big Birthday Bash 2001
Bayonet Rap Tom Paxton The Compleat Tom Paxton 2002
Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues Tom Paxton The Compleat Tom Paxton 2002
Jimmy Newman Tom Paxton The Compleat Tom Paxton 2002
Made In Freesland Godewind 20 Johr Platt ‘n Roll 1999
Close the Coalhouse Door Alex Glasgow Hi,Canny Man!’ Newcastle Songs 2002
Billie Holiday Live performance 1959
Wind Of Change Scorpions Crazy World 1990
Red Barchetta Rush Moving Pictures 1981

Postshow

The Hiring Fair Fairport Convention Gladys’ Leap 1985
Lost In Kashmir The Hellecasters Escape From Hollywood 1994
Lost In The Snow Bruce Hornsby Halcyon Days 2004
One of These Days I’ll Get an Early Night Camel Rain Dances 1977

66 Songs That Get Under Your Skin

Our theme for the next show (Sunday 30th April) will be Songs That Get Under Your Skin.  A personal choice from each of us here on Radio Free D’ni of songs that we find have affected us deeply, and in unexpected ways.

For my part, there could be something from Rush, The Albion Band, Fairport Convention, Sade, Amazing Blondel, John D Loudermilk and Alex Glasgow.  Come along and hear the tracks that get to us…

Earth Day 2017

I did a set for Earth Day, as part of the MOUL celebrations that were crowned by a wonderful dance set from the NULP dancers.  I played for an hour before they began, and chatted to you as well.  Here’s the playlist.

Acres Wild Jethro Tull Heavy Horses 1978
Catching the Sun Spyro Gyra Catching the Sun 1980
Winds On The Mountain Incantation On The Wing Of A Condor 1982
The Storm Davy Spillane Band Out of the Air 1988
Ode to Big Blue Gordon Lightfoot Don Quixote 1972
Before The Deluge Moving Hearts Moving Hearts 1981
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell Ladies of The Canyon 1970
Whose Garden was This Tom Paxton 6 1970
King Of Trees Cat Stevens Buddha and the Chocolate Box 1974
Landscape Amazing Blondel England 1972
Cup of Wonder Jethro Tull Songs from the Wood 1977

Tom Paxton wrote Whose Garden Was This for the very first Earth Day in 1970.

65 A Bad Year for Good Music III – Dave Swarbrick

Broadcast on Easter Sunday, proving that none of us looked at the public holiday dates before we announced the show time…  Nevertheless, a maximum of 29 with 22 – 24 all the way through.  Thank you all for listening, and this time it was something away from the mainstream.  Our skipping trip through Dave Swarbrick’s career seemed to go down well.  Here is the playlist.

Preshow

Bottom Of The Punchbowl/The Swallow Tail/Marquis Of Tullybardine Dave Swarbrick Rags, Reels & Airs 1967
The Deserter – Medley: The Lark In The Morning, Rakish Paddy, Foxhunter’s Jig, Toss The Feathers Fairport Convention Liege and Lief 1969
Flatback Caper Fairport Convention Full House 1970
The Hair of the Dogma/As Bitme/John Barleycorn Fairport Convention Tipplers Tales 1978
The Wee Cooper of Fyfe Ian Campbell Folk Group This Is The Ian Campbell Folk Group 1963

The Show

 The Two Magicians Martin Carthy Martin Carthy 1965
Porcupine Rag Dave Swarbrick Rags, Reels & Airs 1967
The Salamanca Medley Dave Swarbrick Rags, Reels & Airs 1967
Hens March To The Middens Dave Swarbrick Rags, Reels & Airs 1967
Byker Hill Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick Byker Hill 1967
John Barleycorn Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick Byker Hill 1967
Come All Ye Fairport Convention Liege and Lief 1969
Matty Groves Fairport Convention Liege and Lief 1969
Walk Awhile Fairport Convention Full House 1970
Sloth Fairport Convention Full House 1970
The Journeyman’s Grace Fairport Convention Angel Delight 1971
The Hexhamshire Lass Fairport Convention Nine 1973
Rising For The Moon Fairport Convention Rising For The Moon 1975
Night-Time Girl Fairport Convention Rising For The Moon 1975
Royal Seleccion No. 13 Fairport Convention The Bonny Bunch of Roses 1977
Jack O’Rion Fairport Convention Tipplers Tales 1978
Ye Marine’rs All Fairport Convention Tipplers Tales 1978
a. Wat Ye Wha I Met The Streen; b. The Ribbons Of The Redheaded Girl; c. Ril Gan Ainm DaveSwarbrick Smiddyburn 1981
a. Wishing; b. The Victor’s Return; c. The Gravel Walk DaveSwarbrick Smiddyburn 1981
79ths Farewell – Atholl Highlanders – De’il In The Kitchen Dave Swarbrick + Simon Nicol In The Club 1982
O’Carolans Farewell To Music Dave Swarbrick + Simon Nicol In The Club 1982
Carthy’s March – The Lemon Tree Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick Life and Limb 1990
Medley: Crazy Man Michael / To Althea From Prison / White Dress / Rosie Dave Swarbrick English Fiddler: Swarbrick Plays Swarbrick 2003

Postshow

The Bonny Black Hare Fairport Convention Angel Delight 1971
Hen’s March – Four Poster Bed Dave Swarbrick + Simon Nicol In The Club 1982
a. The Bride’s March; b. The Keelman’s Pertition DaveSwarbrick Flittin’ 1983
Sovay Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick Life and Limb 1990
Close To The Wind Dave Swarbrick And Simon Nicol Close To The White Bear 1998
Fiddlestix Dave Swarbrick And Simon Nicol Close To The White Bear 1998
The Hen’s March/The Four Poster Bed Fairport Convention The History Of Fairport Convention 1972

 

A Bad Year for Good Music pt. III

This time, we will have a look at the career of the late violinist extraordinaire Dave Swarbrick, best known for his work with Fairport Convention, but also quite active outside that group.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

64 A Bad Year for Good Music 2: Robert Stigwood

A good crowd joined us to remember the career of Robert Stigwood and the artists and shows that he was responsible for.
He more or less invented the role independent record producer, changing the way that popular music was created and marketed, and was an important part of the development of both bands and shows that achieved worldwide recognition.

Radio Free D’ni isn’t quite in that league, but we did have up to 30 listeners, with about half of you with us on the plaza.

Pre and post show music consisted of items that had not made the cut for the show – and there were plenty of them, too.

Preshow

Title Artist Album Year
Oh! Calcutta Cast Soundtrack 1969
I Feel Free Cream Fresh Cream 1966
5:15 The Who Quadrophenia 1973
Willie and the Hand Jive Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard 1974
I Shot the Sheriff Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard 1974
Behind Blue Eyes The Who Who’s Next 1971
Squeeze Box The Who The Who By Numbers 1975
You’re The One That I Want John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John Grease – The Original Soundtrack 1978

The Show

Johnny Remember Me John Leyton single 1961
Happy Jack The Who A Quick One 1966
Slip Kid The Who The Who By Numbers 1975
SWLABR Cream Disraeli Gears 1967
Born Under A Bad Sign Cream Wheels of Fire 1968
Well All Right Blind Faith Blind Faith 1969
Can’t Find My Way Home Blind Faith Blind Faith 1969
Layla Derek & The Dominos Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs 1970
Tell the Truth Derek & The Dominos Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs 1970
Bad Love Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Motherless Children Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard 1974
New York Mining Disaster, 1941 The Bee Gees Bee Gees’ 1st 1967
Jive Talkin’ Bee Gees Main Course 1975
Hair London Cast Hair 1969
Heaven On Their Minds Murray Head Jesus Christ Superstar 1970
Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say) Ian Gillan Jesus Christ Superstar 1970
Another Suitcase In Another Hall Siobhan McCarthy Evita (London Cast) 1978
Pinball Wizard The Who Tommy 1969
A Fifth Of Beethoven Walter Murphy Saturday Night Fever 1977
Disco Inferno The Trammps Saturday Night Fever 1977
Grease Frankie Valli Grease – The Original Soundtrack 1978
Greased Lightnin John Travolta Grease – The Original Soundtrack 1978
The Barber And His Wife Cast Sweeney Todd 1980
Hot Lunch Jam Irene Cara Fame OST 1980

Postshow

You Should Be Dancin’ The Bee Gees Children of the World 1976
Had to Cry Today Blind Faith Blind Faith 1969
White Room Cream Wheels of Fire 1968
Anything For Your Love Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
I Can See For Miles The Who The Who Sell Out 1967
Baba O’Riley The Who Who’s Next 1971

 

Magic Light show, Kadish Tolesa, Spring 2017

Yoda put on another light show for us in Magic Tolesa and we followed up with a dance party, as is traditional 🙂  The Kadish bay was a great place for the light show, with lots of space for the audience to spread out along and a big flat area to perform on.  The dance afterwards made use of one of the best dance floors in MOUL, the interior of the pyramid puzzle building.

The light show was accompanied by music from Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff and the TONTO synthesiser, one of those unique electronic instruments that in fact turns up all over the place, but only credited in the small print, if at all.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
A Rainbow in Curved Air Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air 1971
Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G Major: III-Presto Wendy Carlos The Well-Tempered Synthesizer 1969

Show

Waves Malcolm Cecil Radiance 1981
Cybernaut Tonto’s Expanding Head Band Zero Time 1971
Timewhys Tonto’s Expanding Head Band Zero Time 1971
Ferryboat Tonto’s Expanding Head Band Tonto Rides Again 1996
Freeflight Tonto’s Expanding Head Band Tonto Rides Again 1996
Tontomotion Tonto’s Expanding Head Band Tonto Rides Again 1996

Dance party

Golden Years David Bowie Station to Station 1976
Chris Rea – Let’s Dance Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
I Love To Boogie T.Rex single 1976
Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild 1992
The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
China Grove The Doobie Brothers The Captain and Me 1973
Come On Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay 1982
Boogie Wonderland Earth Wind And Fire I Am 1979
Dancin’ in the Moonlight Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation 1977
Disco Inferno Trammps Disco Inferno 1976
Roadhouse Blues The Doors Morrison Hotel 1970
A Kind Of Magic Queen A Kind of Magic 1986
Good Lovin’ Gone Bad Bad Company Straight Shooter 1975
Just What I Needed The Cars The Cars 1978
Running In The Family Level 42 Running In The Family 1987
Feelin’ Alright Caravan Better by Far 1977
The Invisible Man Queen The Miracle 1989
Dreamer Supertramp Crime of the Century 1974
Almighty Blues Wishbone Ash Bona Fide – Special Limited Edition 2006
My Future Ex-Wife The Hamsters Open All Hours 2004
Another One Bites The Dust Queen The Game 1980
You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon Graceland 1986
Hammer To Fall Queen The Works 1984
Walk Around Time Robert Cray Band, The Midnight Stroll 1990
Headlong Queen Innuendo 1991
Fantasized Robert Cray Strong Persuader 1986
Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin Remasters 1990
The Heart Of Rock & Roll Huey Lewis & The News Sports 1983
All Right Now Free Fire and Water 1970
Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
Stay With Me Faces A Nod Is As Good As A Wink . . 1971
Gonna Buy A Hat Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
I Can’t Dance To That Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
Great Divide Bruce Hornsby Spirit Trail 1996
Deal With the Preacher Bad Company Straight Shooter 1975
Preacher In The Ring Pt. I Bruce Hornsby Spirit Trail 1996
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers 1980
See The Same Way Bruce Hornsby Spirit Trail 1996
King In A Catholic Style China Crisis Flaunt The Imperfection 1985
The Storm Davy Spillane Band Out of the Air 1988
Ragman Deacon Blue Raintown 1987
Sultans Of Swing Dire Straits Money For Nothing 1988
Dancing Decameron Tomorrow’s Pantomime 1976
Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
My Brother Jake Free Highway 1970
Hip To Be Square Huey Lewis And The News Fore! 1986
Savoy Jeff Beck Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop 1989
Trampled Underfoot Led Zeppelin Remasters 1990
The Ability To Swing Thomas Dolby Aliens Ate My Buick 1988